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How to Get an Accurate Estimate for Your Import Auto Repair

How to Get an Accurate Estimate for Your Import Auto Repair

Your import auto is your baby, and your mechanic should want to take care of it and extend its life just as much as you do. When you start noticing something wrong with your import auto, your first inclination is probably to try to figure out the problem for yourself. Many people then take this information and call mechanics asking for estimates. These estimates may not be accurate. Even if you take your vehicle in for diagnostics, your estimate may be inaccurate. No one wants to face hidden charges, extra fees, or additional issues found during the initial repair. Your repair estimate should be all-inclusive, taking into account any potential services that may also be needed.  We have a different approach to repair estimates. We use a tool called Shopware through which we can connect with you by email or text while we examine your vehicle. Simply drop your vehicle off with us, and we will do a complete inspection and diagnostic of your vehicle. The results of that inspection wi ... read more

Why You Need a Shop Experienced in Import Auto Repair

Why You Need a Shop Experienced in Import Auto Repair

Owning an import luxury vehicle can give you a huge confidence boost, as well as making your commute or travel enjoyable. To keep you on the road, you need to make sure that you get routine maintenance and address necessary repairs right away. It is important that you take your import car to a mechanic specializing in these vehicles. Here’s why. Special Training Import vehicles are designed much differently than domestic vehicles. That means that the average mechanic may not have the know-how to make repairs to your particular vehicle. Many people solve this problem by taking the car to the manufacturer for repair and maintenance, but this can be very costly. A mechanic with specialized training in import autos is best. Timeliness A specialized import auto repair center will be able to get your repairs done more quickly than a basic mechanic. For one thing, the specialized mechanic will be knowledgeable and experienced enough to be very effic ... read more

Ways to Love Your Import Vehicle

Ways to Love Your Import Vehicle

If you have invested your money and time into your import auto, it is likely one of your most prized possessions. Just as you show your spouse, family, and friends that you love them with caring acts, so too should you show your love for your car. Here are some ways that you can show love to your import vehicle. Oil Change and Tune Up Keeping up with the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for oil changes is important for the continued maintenance and reliability of your vehicle. It will also help your vehicle last much longer, regardless of how many miles you put on it. When you get your scheduled oil change, ask for a tune-up as well so that your vehicle gets an extra little bit of care. Car Detailing and Full Wash If you love showing off your import car, you probably take it through the basic car wash quite frequently, but it is also important to get the occasional detail and deep clean of your car, both inside and out. Washing the undersi ... read more

Is Premium Gas for a BMW Worth It?

Is Premium Gas for a BMW Worth It?

When you bought your BMW, you knew you were buying an expensive, high-maintenance performance vehicle. You were also told that you should use premium gas, which is of course more expensive. Even though your BMW will run on regular gas, there are a lot of good reasons to stick to premium. What makes gas premium? The difference between regular and premium gas is the octane rating. Lower octane fuel combusts at a lower pressure, which makes premium gas more efficient and effective for high-combustion engines. It is important to note that not all BMWs have high-combustion engines, so premium gas may not be necessary. What happens if you use low octane gas? If you have a high combustion engine and you use low octane gas, detonation can occur. Detonation is when the mixture in the cylinder combusts before the spark. To say this is hard on your engine is an understatement. You could get pings or knocking in the engine, which can render it immobile and usu ... read more

Why Your Cabin Air Filter Is Important

Why Your Cabin Air Filter Is Important

Whether you’re talking about the HVAC in your home or your car’s systems, one of the most commonly forgotten maintenance items is replacing the air filter. Most people think that the air filter just makes air cleaner to breathe, but they actually serve many other purposes. Your cabin air filter in your import vehicle is important, not just for your health and comfort, but also for your engine’s performance. The Purpose of the Cabin Filter Your cabin air filter has one primary purpose — to filter out road dust and other pollutants from the air entering the interior of your car. Outside air is sucked into the vehicle during its normal operation, and the cabin filter is how that air is cleaned. The primary reason you want to make sure you change your cabin air filter is that it will be better for your health and comfort. A clogged cabin filter can cause an unpleasant smell in your vehicle, as well as allowing more pollutants into the air you are ... read more

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